Saturday, April 5, 2008

So much to sew, So little time .........

Oh my glory, aren't these school holidays just the bees knees!!! You gotta love all those lovely well mannered patient little people being oh so quiet and tidy.. Oh and not to mention being oh so pleasant toward one another at ALL times... What a JOY...(OOpps, wake up your dreaming).
Today I finished a dress for Miss6 that she saw a photo of in my stash of Studio Bambini's... I picked the fabric and played around with a few similar winter pinnafore pictures I found here and there... This is what we came up with...





She wore it to a Birthday Party this afternoon and thought she was just it and a bit!!!!!! But don't all 6 year old girls??? I had to put an elastic panel at the back as Miss tall and lanky wanted it tighter....But I put it in between the outer in lining. worked well, looks very RTW.


We did managed to get away and have an Easter Holiday, We were going to swing by France or Italy (just kidding). Swan Hill was good enough. Weather was great and the whole extended family came along. Swimming everyday, mini-golf, shopping and lots of Tia-Maria..

We father took us all a trip on a paddlesteamer trip. The kids were very excited for the first 15 minutes - There's a fish, look at that duck, I can see a cow. Here comes a boat... Then boredom set in and the next 45 minutes were very high maintenance. You can imagine explaining to a 2 year old why he should not stand on the seat and lean over the rails!!! Oh well, It will be a good one for show and tell....I did get a nice picture of the girls wearing their bucket hats before the frowns set in...

I have been procrastinating plenty and have finally taken photos of all the summer nighties to put in my Made-It shop... Good one, winters nearly here!!!!!!!!!

Rousabout nighties, my girls love them!!!!!!!


My next project that I am putting off is trying to work out a method of sewing 3 tiered skirts using only the overlocker and not having to hand gather at all... Brave arent I...I figure if I can get the ratio right I can use the gathering foot and do it in one pass. I havent quite worked out how to jump the last inch, but I am sure I will find out soon enough.. I need to go and cut a whole stack of little strips to get the ratio right.. I knew I was keeping those scraps for a reason....
I would like you all to go over and see this very crafty lady who would have to be the best offering of light humour a tired and weary sewer/mother can find 24 hours a day... Check out her dolls, they are so gorgeous and oh so cheeky too... Please check her out.

Also If you have anyone needing a baby gift, check out the great items for sale by the very clever Emmarose...

Phew its tiring tooting all those horns, but if you've checked them out you will agree I am sure..
Well until next time, happy ironing, cleaning, cooking and hopefully sewing/crafting to you all.

5 comments:

Emmarose said...

Speaking of tooting horns, keep an eye out in your inbox from WAHMania.com.au as I have suggested they invite you to become a seller on their site! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your stuff, you too are one CRAFTY LADY!

Belinda said...

the dress looks great and with those tights. So right now, Mum. At least she is still happy wearing something handmade!

Cathy said...

bring on Monday!! I am so over the holidays.

Love your pinafore - very cute.

Wisdom.Courage.Love said...

I have just found your blog (don't as how, one thing just leads to another). Enjoying it so far but will have to grab a cuppa and take a better look. Your sewing are looks great!!!

Jodie said...

I hope you got through the rest of the holidays unscathed. The pinafore is gorgeous by the way. I love kids in handmade clothes, things are not emblazoned with advertising.